Every day, Kelly Scientific Resources connects scientific professionals with opportunities to advance their careers, and we currently have a direct-hire opening for an Lead Microbiologist near Naperville, IL.


  • Set up samples for microbiological testing (weighing samples, enriching samples, transferring samples, serial dilutions and plating)
  • Perform microbiological analyses (VIDAS, PCR, plate reading, pathogen confirmations)
  • Evaluate samples in the lab versus samples still being logged in and make personnel moves or adjustments to accommodate samples
  • Monitor routine processes like batching and incubation of samples to ensure they occur as scheduled
  • Implement and support new testing corrective actions, and initiatives
  • Provides leadership in the department
  • Handle result validation and client communication
  • Miscellaneous tasks as needed


  • B.S. degree, preferably in Biology/Microbiology or related
  • Food lab experience preferred
  • Good conceptual basis in biology and proven ability to perform basic microbiology techniques
  • 2 years laboratory experience
  • Must possess leadership skills
  • Critical thinking – using logic
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Time management

Pay: $20/hr

Tuesday-Saturday schedule day shift

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests-it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.


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